Being involved in a vehicle accident can leave those involved with serious injuries. Motorcyclists are unfortunately even more likely to suffer from serious or long-term injuries, as they are more vulnerable, especially if hit by a larger vehicle. Weeks, months, or even years after the accident, injured motorcyclists can still be dealing with the long-term effects.
If you have been involved in an accident while driving a motorcycle, it is important to seek medical treatment and the advice of a motorcycle accident attorney. They can help you get compensation for the long-term effects of motorcycle accidents, some of which may not be apparent yet in the aftermath of an accident.
Coming to terms with an accident takes time and this can have serious long-lasting effects on your mental well-being and emotional health. You may not even notice the first signs of emotional trauma, as they can take some time to manifest, especially if you are focused on dealing with your physical injuries.
Even when your body has fully healed from the incident and it seems that everyone else has moved on, you may start to feel anxious or depressed, have trouble sleeping, and lose interest in things you used to enjoy. You may find it too difficult or painful to get back on your motorcycle, which could be a sign of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
If you notice any of these symptoms, you should seek the support of a licensed therapist. You do not have to deal with the emotional trauma of a motorcycle accident on your own; instead, speak to a personal injury attorney today. If you have suffered from a brain injury, this can also have an impact on your emotional health, causing behavioral and cognitive issues that can impact your relationships, work, and family.
A motorcycle accident can be very serious, sometimes even resulting in wrongful death. After being involved in a motorcycle accident, you can be left with physical injuries that can take weeks, months, or possibly even years to heal from. You may be left disabled and unable to carry out daily tasks without help from a family member or carer.
Motorcycle accidents can also cause chronic pain, making some days harder than others. Chronic pain is usually a lifelong condition, which means the aftermath of the accident will stay with you forever. This can be especially frustrating if the at-fault driver was caught drunk driving, a decision that has now impacted the rest of your life.
It is not always easy to diagnose long-term physical injuries and conditions after a motorcycle accident, which is why you should seek medical treatment after the accident. If anything else develops in the future, your doctor can then look back through your records and determine whether the accident has caused new issues or worsened pre-existing conditions. These medical records can be used by a motorcycle accident lawyer to build a case against the at-fault driver.
As well as emotional and physical long-term effects, the aftermath of a motorcycle accident can cost you thousands of dollars. This could be in the form of:
- Medical costs, such as hospital bills, emergency transportation, surgery, rehabilitation, therapy, prescription charges, over-the-counter medications, home care, and medical equipment.
- Loss of income — you may be left unable to work after the incident for several weeks, or if your job is quite labor intensive, you may not be able to go back to work at all.
- Damages — your motorcycle could be damaged or beyond repair, which means a lengthy insurance claim to reclaim the money lost.
- Loss of property or home — if you are left unable to work and provide financially for your family, you may no longer be able to pay for rent, bills, or mortgage payments. The long-term implications of this could be the loss of your family property or home.
There are many costs both paid and ongoing that can be claimed back through a personal injury case. You should seek legal advice straight after the incident and keep a diary of any ongoing costs. This can all be used to get you the correct amount of compensation following a motorcycle accident.
As you can see, there are many long-lasting effects of motorcycle accidents for injured riders, including those you may not have even considered yet. You can make a claim for a motorcycle accident up to two years after the accident. If you are still suffering from the implications of a motorcycle accident months after the incident, speak to a motorcycle accident attorney.
Being injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault is difficult enough. Leave the legal stuff to a professional and get the compensation you rightfully deserve. Speak to Mama Justice MW Law Firm today.
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